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The 2024 Kaleidoscope 18th Annual Graduate Student Conference, organized by graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will host a two-day interdepartmental event providing an open forum for undergraduates, graduates, professors, and scholars to share ideas and research during the dates of March 8th & 9th, 2024. Each day of the conference will entail up to three panels of presentations in sessions moderated by Ph.D. students and professors from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Kaleidoscope will feature thematically integrated keynote addresses from three renowned scholars in the areas of Spanish and Portuguese literature and linguistics.

This year’s conference invites discussion around the breaking points, processes and mutations that are capable of threatening or advancing the current climate of social, technological, institutional and ecocritical change and their implications within the study of Lusobrazilian and Hispanic worlds. Kaleidoscope aspires to foster meaningful collaboration between attendees, scholars, and speakers. We hope to expand horizons from the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences discussed at te event. Altogether, we aim for the two-fold outcome of 1) furthering future research and 2) motivating awareness and positive change in the fields of Spanish and Portuguese language, literature, film, and culture.